Typically, when strolling the streets of my hometown, I become aware of trends the women around me are sporting. Since becoming a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista, my eyes have been on the prowl for a different look—men’s fashion. When browsing the shops at Stony Point Fashion Park, I started to find a common theme amongst the men of Richmond, Virginia. Their looks all contain the ever-so-classic southern gentlemen outfit made up of a pair of khakis, a colorful polo shirt, and warm, dark jacket. It seems to me that this Fashionisto hits all of these trends in one.
This Fashionisto decided on a striped blue polo, a color commonly found in every man’s closet. Whether you are hitting the mall, dining at a casual lunch or going to class, a simple polo shirt can never let you down. Available in nearly every color possible, a polo can be found for any occasion. If you are a subtle man wanting a little adventure, go for a lively print or vibrant color to add some fun into your wardrobe. Along with his striped polo, this Fashionisto wears a pair of brown khaki pants. A good pair of pants like this is an essential piece in every man’s closest. If you happen to be a prepster, hipster or anything in between, a neutral colored pant can go a long way in your wardrobe.
To accessorize his look, he chose a pair of light brown Wallabees to walk around Richmond in. Along with his shoe choice, he wears a timeless pair of Ray-Bans to make his look complete. This Fashionisto is an expert at dressing for a classic, simple gentleman’s outfit!
Hint: To stand out from the rest, I would choose to wear a fun, unusual color or printed polo while still keeping the classic style of shirt. If you are not interested in Wallabees, go for a pair of Sperry Top-Siders to keep the casual look. Also, add a neutral colored jacket to keep warm during the cold weather.